The American Jobs for America’s Heroes (AJAH) national military
hiring campaign today announced it has received a special grant from
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP to support its ongoing efforts to encourage
employers to register, post jobs and hire National Guard members,
veterans and military spouses.
Unemployment and underemployment among Guard members and veterans
continues to outpace national unemployment numbers, despite U.S. Labor
Department statistics in February that show more job openings than at
any time in the last 14 years.
“The men and women who protect and defend this country represent
the best of America with their dedication, training, and honor,” said Rudolph
W. Giuliani, Bracewell & Giuliani Partner and former New York City Mayor.
“As employers are learning every day, veterans and National Guard
members are also terrific employees who provide leadership and teamwork
in many fields. Bracewell & Giuliani is proud to be a part of this
effort, and we are pleased to show our support for the American Jobs for
America’s Heroes campaign.”
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is an international law firm with 485 lawyers
in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Seattle, Dubai, and
London. The firm serves Fortune 500 companies, major financial
institutions, leading private investment funds, governmental entities
and individuals concentrated in the energy, technology and financial
services sectors worldwide.
“Bracewell & Giuliani has been active in the AJAH campaign for more than
two years, and we recognized their ongoing support at our Delivering
on the Promise Honor Roll Awards reception last October in
Washington, DC honoring top private sector, nonprofit, and military
organizations who have stepped up to help in this important effort,”
said Steve Nowlan, campaign director and nonprofit Center for America
President. “Bracewell & Giuliani’s financial grant of $10,000 will
help fund educational efforts for employers to effectively reach the
skilled workforce available among those who trained and served in our
About the American Jobs for America’s Heroes Campaign
The AJAH campaign, comprising more than 160 trade and professional
associations, nonprofit organizations, and state Chambers of Commerce,
is a coalition with the National Guard to help unemployed National Guard
members, veterans and spouses find skilled jobs in the private sector.
More than 1,600 employers are registered to submit job postings that are
provided directly with employment counselors in all military branches
who are working one-on-one with Guard members and veterans to place them
Employers can register with the AJAH campaign to post jobs and get free
help on job descriptions and connect with experienced nonprofit
employment counselors – free of charge – by visiting www.CenterforAmerica.org.
AJAH provides a host of information and resources to help employers
navigate the military hiring effort, including guides written by
industry experts for AJAH on taking advantage of available tax credits
for hiring veterans and understanding new OFCCP guidelines for federal
contractors requiring veteran hiring.
There are no fees to participating companies or job candidates.
Employers who want to post open positions can sign up through the Center
for America website at: www.centerforamerica.org/register.html
To download AJAH campaign graphics and photos for association,
employer and media use:
- National Guard
- Bracewell & Giuliani